first_imgAtlanta pricing Almiron out of Newcastle moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtlanta United are pricing Miguel Almiron out of a move to Newcastle United.The Mirror says Newcastle could be about to admit defeat in their pursuit of Almiron.The Paraguayan has been linked with a move to Newcastle for some time amid reports a £15m deal had been struck.But Atlanta are looking for closer to £30m for the player and Rafa Benitez does not have the funds to pay that sum.West Ham and Everton have also been mentioned as potential suitors for Almiron. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with Nasri debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with Samir Nasri’s debut for their FA Cup win over Birmingham City.Nasri impressed during an hour-long debut.“I’m happy because we won the game and secondly because we won through to the fourth round of the FA Cup, we scored two goals, we kept a clean sheet, we gave minutes to Samir Nasri after so long, we played with two young players in Grady Diangana and Xande Silva and Andy Carroll scored, so it was all good news,” Pellegrini confirmed.“Nasri was another positive thing. He is a player whose performances will improve with every minute he plays because he is a top player.” last_img read more

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first_imgGabriel Jesus says he’s much improved since Man City moveby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City star Gabriel Jesus says he’s much improved since arriving.The Brazil striker is back in the Blues squad after two impressive performances for his national team, as they head to south London to face Crystal Palace.”On the pitch, I’m more mature, more experienced, with and without the ball,” he said.“I’m more calm, I understand the game more and I also understand our style of play better. My skills have improved since I arrived, I’m better with my left foot, with headers, with my position on the pitch.“Off the pitch, I have always been very mature, very responsible. I have grown up as a person and I want to keep getting better and better.“I have always been very attached to my family, but now I’m even more attached. So, I think I have improved in both areas, on and off the pitch.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgSheffield Utd striker Oli McBurnie charged with drink-drivingby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United striker Oli McBurnie has been charged with drink-driving ahead of Monday’s clash against Arsenal.Scotland hitman McBurnie was held by police in the early hours of Friday morning after driving following a night out in West Yorkshire.He was taken to a nearby station and charged with the offence.A police spokesman told The Sun: “A 23-year-old Leeds man will appear before magistrates next month after being charged with a drink driving offence.”Oliver McBurnie, from Leeds, will appear before Leeds Magistrates Court on November 6 after being charged with driving over the prescribed limit in Leeds in the early hours of Friday October 18.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgPenn State's Bryant Harper.College football players, beware. Most of your head coaches are on Twitter – mainly to track what you’re tweeting out to your followers. Walk-on Bryant Harper found that out the hard way Monday afternoon.Harper, boasting a bit, told his followers that despite not studying for his Anatomy test, he received a B grade. Franklin responded, telling him that if he didn’t study, he must need more study hall hours. Harper claimed that it was a scheduling error that led to his issue.B on my first anatomy exam and I didn’t study I’ll take it— Bryant Harper (@HarperJR21) January 26, 2015@HarperJR21 you didn’t study huh, interesting, guess I need to up your study hall hours! We don’t settle for B’s!— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) January 26, 2015@coachjfranklin forget when the exam was coach minor difficulty in my scheduling!— Bryant Harper (@HarperJR21) January 26, 2015We have a feeling that Harper will get his schedule worked out now…last_img read more

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first_imgT-shirt calls for white out of Ohio State game against Wisconsin.Ohio State doesn’t have any chance of catching Wisconsin in the Big Ten standings this season, but the Buckeyes can still drastically improve their seed for the league tournament with a victory this Sunday against the Badgers. As such, the school has declared its final home game to be a “White Out” for fans. The school announced the news earlier this week, and shirts for the occasion are being sold on campus.#WhiteOutWisconsin #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/6BdBfk3r0s— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) March 2, 2015#WhiteOutWisconsin this Sunday! Shirts available @Buckeye_Corner and @TheSchott Thursday! #GoBucks @Brutus_Buckeye pic.twitter.com/INJaVI06SX— J. America OhioState (@JAmericaCollege) March 4, 2015Ohio State has Penn State Wednesday night before Sunday’s regular season finale. If the Buckeyes win both contests, they could find themselves as the 3-seed in the Big Ten.last_img read more

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first_imgTwo players wearing Ohio State hats.Twitter/@BleacherReport.Ohio State recruiting has been crazy for years under Urban Meyer. The 2017 class may be kicking things up to a new level.The Buckeyes’ chances to eclipse Alabama and claim the No. 1 recruiting class is bolstered today, with the pick-up of a pair of the nation’s best wide receivers. Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey, two five-star pass catchers, teamed up to announced their commitment to Ohio State.In the video, the two face off in a dodgeball game, with teammates representing the other teams on their respective list. At the end, it becomes a one-on-one between Grimes and Lindsey, and rather than finish the game, they dap up and don Ohio State caps.What happens when two top-5 WRs enter the dodgeball arena with commitments on the line?https://t.co/axiRdRpkqi— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 22, 2016The pair notably attended Ohio State’s “Friday Night Lights” camp together back in July. Now, they are officially in the same Buckeye recruiting class.Grimes took to Twitter to acknowledge the change of plans in his recruitment. He was originally set to commit later this week.❕❗️ CHANGE OF PLANS ❗️❕I have Officially Committed to Play Football At …….. ????https://t.co/JEtmCz45t8 pic.twitter.com/z3jmWHREtd— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) August 22, 2016With the double commitment, Ohio State has the nation’s top class, headlined by six five-star recruits. Grimes and Lindsey are joined by tackle Josh Myers, guard Wyatt Davis, cornerback Shaun Wade, and defensive end Chase Young.247Sports ranks Grimes the No. 3 wide receiver in the class and the No. 3 player in the state of Florida, perhaps the most talent-rich football state in the country.Lindsey is ranked No. 5 among all receivers, and No. 1 in the state of Nevada. He recently transferred back to Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, where he will play with fellow Ohio State commit Tate Martell, one of the nation’s best quarterbacks. Back in early July, Martell referred to he, Grimes, and Lindsey as “the future trio.” Clearly, he had a pretty good idea of where they would end up.With these two additions, another Martell prediction may come true. A few days after hanging with the two new Buckeyes at The Opening, he said that the Buckeyes’ 2017 class would go down as the “best of all-time.” We won’t really know if that is a fact until 2021 or 2022, but it is hard to doubt Ohio State recruiting right now.last_img read more

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first_imgOhio State's Curtis Samuel players celebrating after a touchdown.Ohio StateOhio State’s offense broke records on Saturday. One stat stands out about the rest, however.Ohio State had no problem with Bowling Green on Saturday, racking up 776 yards of offense in a 77-10 thrashing. But one stat – pointed out by FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman – stands out above the rest. Ohio State’s offensive line did not give up one tackle for loss the entire afternoon. That’s impressive, considering the Buckeyes lost a ton of talent from the 2015 squad.Maybe most impressive part of #OhioState’s 77-10 win over a good MAC team was a largely rebuilt OL didn’t allow a single TFL the entire game— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 4, 2016The Buckeyes may be inexperienced, but they’re as talented as any team in the country. We’ll see how they follow up Saturday’s performance.last_img read more

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first_imgHuddersfield Town have sacked head coach Jan Siewert three matches into the new Championship season.The German was dismissed after Friday’s 2-1 home defeat to fellow relegated side Fulham that left the Terriers 20th in the second tier, having taken just one point from three games.A club statement read: “Huddersfield Town has this evening terminated the contract of head coach Jan Siewert with immediate effect.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Siewert was appointed by Huddersfield in January following David Wagner’s departure but he failed to keep the club, who were already facing relegation, in the Premier League.During his time at Kirklees, the former Borussia Dortmund man managed only one win in all competitions, beating Wolves at home in February. A dreadful run of 15 defeats in 19 matches over his seven-month tenure ultimately resulted in the termination of Siewert’s contract. If the final nail hadn’t already been firmly put in Siewert’s coffin after Wednesday night’s exit from the EFL Cup at the hands of League One side Lincoln City, any doubt was confirmed after another disappointing performance on Friday. The 36-year-old becomes the first managerial sacking this Championship season, with Huddersfield having managed to collect only seven league points from their previous 28 games. Keen to address the situation well ahead of a potential second successive relegation, the club and chairman Phil Hodgkinson felt there was no choice but to end the German’s contract prematurely.Huddersfield have not made any further comment but it is apparent that coach Mark Hudson will take charge of the side until a full-time appointment has been made. There is little time to spare, however, as the Terriers welcome last year’s relegation partners Cardiff to the John Smiths Stadium on Wednesday night with hopes of turning around their poor fortunes.Bookies already have Chris Houghton as favourite to take over from Siewert after the former Brighton boss was sacked from the Seagulls at the tail end of last season. Hughton, now 60 years old, is no stranger to the rigours of the second tier of English football, having gained automatic promotion for Brighton in the 2016-17 season with three matches to spare.last_img read more

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first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State enters October with a 5-0 record, a top-five ranking and the inside track at winning the Big Ten East. That is a pretty good resume at this point in the season.However, Urban Meyer thinks things could get much better. If that happens, it would be a scary thing for OSU’s opponents.Today, Meyer said that despite his team’s start, which includes a win over TCU in Dallas and last week’s comeback over Penn State, he thinks the Buckeyes haven’t reached their ceiling yet.In fact, he doesn’t think they’ve even come “close.”“We’re 5-0, and we haven’t played close to our best game,” – Urban Meyer— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 1, 2018“There is a tremendous ceiling on this team and we haven’t gotten close to it.”— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 1, 2018Ohio State travels to Indiana and Minnesota the next two weeks. Both of those teams will be pesky, but the Buckeyes’ talent should win out even if they put forth less than their best effort. They also will play Purdue, Nebraska and Maryland, all games which they’ll be heavily favored in.On paper, there are two major regular season tests remaining: home against Michigan State on Nov. 10 and at Michigan on Nov. 24.Pass both of those, and the Buckeyes will be sitting pretty.last_img read more

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first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)College football season is over, and Clemson is the best team in the land. The Tigers earned that title not just because of their victory in the CFP title game.Clemson also took home the most territory in SB Nation’s Empires Map. The map changes weekly throughout the season.Here is a look at what the final map looks like.Another college football season has come to a close ?Here is the final empires map. Congrats, Clemson! ? pic.twitter.com/kzQHYPFxLI— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 9, 2019Clemson was No. 1 with 73 territories. Next behind them was Ohio State with 26, followed by LSU (12), Oregon (6) and UNLV (4).Teams can gain or lose territory based on game results. Here is the quick explanation of how it works, via SBNation.To begin the season, each FBS team was given control of its surrounding territory. Each game that involves one or two teams with territory results in the winner claiming all of it. Results carry on week to week, so teams are always in the process of trying to regain or expand land. For more detailed rules, check out Week 1’s explanation.It shouldn’t be a surprise to see Clemson all over the map, literally. When you become the first college football team in over 100 years to go 15-0, that will happen.last_img read more

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first_img But the Bulldogs still have work to do to bring the class to completion. They are the only team ranked in the top ten with fewer than ten commitments so far.Fortunately, there are plenty of elite prospects on Georgia’s radar that could be committing to the team before all is said and done.247Sports’ Crystal Ball Predictions have the Bulldogs heavily tipped to land five-star athlete Arik Gilbert and five-star running back MarShawn Lloyd.Georgia had the No. 1 recruiting class in the country in 2018, and the No. 2 class in 2019. If the Bulldogs want to keep pace with SEC rival Alabama, who beat them for the No. 1 overall spot this past year, they’ll need to keep working hard at getting those young men. A general view of Georgia's football stadium.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 24: A general view of Sanford Stadium during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on November 24, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)The Georgia Bulldogs got a massive boost to their Class of 2020 with the addition of five-star linebacker Mekhail Sherman. That boost is reflected in their latest recruiting rankings, which saw a nice jump after it happened.Per 247Sports, Georgia is now the No. 9 ranked recruiting class in the country after a three spot jump. The team has eight commitments so far: two five-star recruits and six four-star recruits.As of writing, Georgia is one of only three teams to boast multiple five-star recruits in the Class of 2020. The others are Clemson (4) and LSU (2). Georgia's new 247Sports team ranking for 2020.247Sportslast_img read more

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first_imgOhio State football players carrying Big Ten signs.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate after their 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The Big Ten Conference may not have been represented in the College Football Playoff, or with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but there can be little doubt that the conference is continuing to dominate. The latest financial figures from the Power Five giants shows that it is surpassing even the SEC.According to USA Today reporter Steve Berkowitz, the Big Ten recorded around $759 million in revenue for the fiscal year 2018. Perhaps even more impressive, the $759 million in revenue was nearly a quarter-billion higher than the fiscal year 2017.The mark is a cool $100 million more than the SEC reported for the year. Meanwhile, the Big 12 reported $374 million in revenue.The Big Ten’s big gains have also led to huge rewards for conference commissioner Jim Delaney. The Big Ten boss reportedly made $5.5 million in 2018. Big Ten had nearly $759 million in revenue in FY18, new federal tax return shows. That’s up from nearly $513 million last year. It’s also $100 million more than amount SEC reported for FY18: https://t.co/Xs4icAPcAG— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) May 15, 2019Last year, the Michigan Wolverines made it to the NCAA Tournament national title game, losing to Villanova.In football this past season, nine Big Ten teams were awarded bowl berths, with Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Iowa winning their games. In the New Year’s Six, Ohio State beat Washington in the Rose Bowl while Michigan was beaten in the Peach Bowl.All things considered, the Big Ten is as strong as its ever been.Will the conference be able to make the jump back to winning national titles in football and basketball next season?last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p The wideout prospect announced his decision on Twitter.“Thank you god, he tweeted. “I’m COMMITTED.”Thank you god🙏🏾 I’m COMMITTED💚 pic.twitter.com/DZ1cknvrfc— Ian Stewart™️ (@ianstewart219) May 19, 2019Stewart is a big commitment for Michigan State’s 2020 class, which ranks No. 56 in the country by 247Sports.The wide receiver also had offers from Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. A general view of Michigan State's football field during a game.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of Spartan Stadium during a game between the Central Michigan Chippewas and Michigan State Spartans on September 29, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)A top wide receiver recruit in the 2020 class out of Michigan has announced his college football commitment.Ian Stewart, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver out of Rockwood, Michigan, announced his commitment late on Saturday night.The three-star wide receiver has committed to Michigan State.Stewart chose MSU over Kentucky, Purdue and West Virginia, among other programs.last_img read more

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first_img “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalms 32:8Top ✋🏿Texas A&M #GigEm Clemson #ALLIN Utah #GoUtes Oklahoma State #GoPokesASU #ForksUpCommitment Next…😁— Daniyel Ngata (@dngata2) July 13, 2019Ngata is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound running back out of Folsom, California. He’s ranked the No. 48 overall recruit in the class per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Texas A&M is currently viewed as the favorite. A general view of Clemson's football stadium during a game.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the Auburn Tigers against the Clemson Tigers during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top running back recruits in the class of 2020 has trimmed his list of potential schools to five.Daniyel Ngata, the No. 2 all-purpose running back in the country per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, named his top five schools on Saturday.The four-star prospect is still considering: Texas A&M, Clemson, Utah, Oklahoma State and Arizona State.“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalms 32:8,” Ngata tweeted in addition to his top five.last_img read more

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first_imgRavi Shastri slams Team India critics: Jabbering crowd a minorityIndia vs Australia: Virat Kohli’s team answered their critics in style as they lifted the Border-Gavaskar trophy after beating Australia 2-1 in the four-match Test series on Monday.advertisement India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 8, 2019UPDATED: January 8, 2019 17:57 IST India became the first team to enforce a follow-on in Australia in 31 years during the Sydney Test (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia, under Shastri and Kohli, became the only Asian side to win a Test series in Australia on MondayThe team also became the first Asian side to win a Test in South Africa, England and Australia in the same calender yearIndia will now play Australia in a series of 3 ODIs from January 12 and then travel to New Zealand for 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is from Jan. 23Last year in September Ravi Shastri had claimed that the current Indian team was the best travelling side the country has produced in the last 15-20 years. Immediately after his comments, Shastri became the subject of endless social media trolls and was criticised by former players who thought the head coach should have been more careful with his choice of words as India had just lost the Southampton Test in England to concede a 3-1 lead in the five-match series.Captain Virat Kohli was quizzed on the same by journalists following India’s series loss in England and even he lost his cool while trying to defend Shastri’s statement.But eventually Kohli and Shastri had the last laugh as India registered its first ever Test series win in Australia, a feat which no other team from the sub-continent has ever managed in Test cricket history.Shastri stands vindicated now as his team under Kohli’s leadership outplayed Australia in their own backyard to make the whole country proud. Even the critics couldn’t help but stand up and applaud the performance of the Indian players as they lived up to the world number one tag Down Under.Not only did India win in Adelaide and Melbourne, but they also managed to enforce a follow-on in Australia in the Sydney Test, becoming the first team to achieve the feat in 31 years. No other side in the past has come to Australia and dominated the proceedings like India did in the last few weeks.With the series and trophy in the bag, it is now Shastri’s turn to get back at the critics and he gave a fitting reply to them in an exclusive interview with India Today on Tuesday.advertisement”When you are honest about what you want to achieve, you have that passion and the hunger to go out there day after day, who cares what people say. Look at scorebook, look at the result the rest is history. You can keep jabbering away.”I feel the people who jabber away are minority, you don’t know the millions of fans this Indian cricket has. Thank you for picking us up when we are down and you outnumber the jabbering crowd,” Shastri told India Today’s Boria Majumdar.Another criticism which came in Kohli and Shastri’s way was the selection blunders which the team made on the tours of South Africa and England. But the head coach insists that if they hadn’t made those mistakes, the team wouldn’t have been able to identify the correct combinations in the Australia Tests.”There has been no Indian team that has won in three countries in a year. We won a Test match in South Africa, won a Test match in England and won a Test match in Australia. You have to take your chances to realise what is the best combination.”If you are scared of experimenting then you’ll never know what is the right combination. You might make mistakes and why do you make mistakes… so that you learn from those mistakes. But you’ll be dumb if you keep making those mistakes, so get smart. Learn from your mistakes,” Shastri added.With the Test assignments over, Shastri’s focus will now shift to the limited-overs series as Team India get ready to play three ODIs against Australia starting January 12. That will be followed by a series of 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is in New Zealand from January 23.And Shastri wants to use these limited-overs matches to shortlist the final set of players who will ultimately head to England in a bid to win the World Cup in June.”We take one step at a time. Red ball cricket is over, the word overseas will never be used again. Now it is white ball cricket. These matches will be use to experiment, to try different combinations. It won’t be all about winning, it will be about the combinations so that come the World Cup you will know this my 12.”We have 3 against Australia and 5 against New Zealand and 5 at home against Australia. You have 13 games and you have to mix, match and try what is the right combination. We want to win but is not an all course and experiment so that we are ready for the World Cup game one,” Shastri concluded.Also Read | It takes some serious marbles: Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli’s captaincyAlso Read | Rishabh Pant now needs to learn how to finish games, says Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Team India will reach many more milestones in the time to come: MSK PrasadAlso Read | Virat Kohli giggles as Ravi Shastri thanks Indian media for their ‘support’advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Ravi ShastriFollow Border-Gavaskar serieslast_img read more

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first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 18, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 18:00 IST Pakistan contingent in the Shooting World Cup is expected to comprise of one coach and two shooters. (@OfficialNRAI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShooting World Cup in New Delhi will offer 16 quota places for the 2020 Tokyo OlympicsNational Rifle Association of India secretary said the visas for Pakistan shooters have been clearedNRAI secretary had earlier said that Home Ministry had given its clearance for the visasPakistan’s shooters were Monday granted visas to participate in the New Delhi World Cup, a top Indian shooting official told PTI, ending speculation about their presence in the event in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack.The ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) event, which will offer 16 quota places for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, starts at the Dr Karni Singh Range on Thursday.”Their visa has been cleared and we have received communication from the Indian High Commission and the Pakistan shooting federation. The two shooters and the manager’s tickets are also being booked,” National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) secretary Rajiv Bhatia told PTI.Earlier, the terrorist attack had cast a doubt over Pakistan shooters’s participation in the World Cup, with the country’s federation saying in Karachi that it would not send its marksmen if the visas don’t come through by this evening.At least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed while several others injured in what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir.The Indian government had given clearance for the applications, but that was before last Thursday’s dastardly attack.Pakistan applied for visas for two shooters in the rapid fire category — GM Bashir and Khalil Ahmed — for the World Cup.Pakistan’s National Rifle Shooting Federation President Razi Ahmed had earlier said that the secretary of NRAI had assured him that visas would be granted since the Indian home ministry has given its clearance.He added that air tickets had been booked and NOCs (No Objection Certificates) obtained for taking the ammunition to New Delhi for use in the championship.advertisementAlso Read | Pakistan won’t send shooters to Delhi World Cup if visas not issued by Monday eveningFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Shooting World CupFollow National Rifle Association of IndiaFollow IndiaFollow PakistanFollow Pulwama terror attack Visa granted to Pakistan shooters for Shooting World Cup in New DelhiPakistani shooters have been granted visas for their participation in the Shooting World Cup in New Delhi from February 20-28.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoSportsSalaam Cricket 2019SportsCricket World Cup 2019Gallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: India Today PhotoCaption: Ravichandran Ashwin credited Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav for bowling really wellSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: India Today PhotoCaption: At Salaam Cricket 2019, Younis Khan agreed that India’s bowling attack is much more balanced than Pakistan’s.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: India Today PhotoCaption: R Ashwin said India and England were the two favourites in the 2019 World Cup and said these two would play the final at Lord’s.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: India Today PhotoCaption: Younis Khan said Jasprit Bumrah has the potential to become the most successful bowler in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: Salaam Cricket 2019Ravichandran AshwinKuldeep YadavSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Ravichandran Ashwin credited Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav for bowling really well in the middle overs when five fielders are placed outside the inner circle. He was amazed by how these two guys do it everytime. “It is even more magnificent to watch because of the kind of wickets and breakthroughs they get in the middle,” said he said.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5cf408e2477db1559496930_1541078_editCommentContent Publish date: Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 23:00Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE3OTI2MjMiLCIxMjA4NTIxIiwiMTgwODE3OSIsIjEyMDY1NTAiXSwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOlsiMTIwODU2MSIsIjE4MDgxMjYiLCIxODA2NjYxIl0sInN1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwic3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwic3ViX3N1Yl9zdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInByaW1hcnlfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOiIxMjA2NTUwIn0=770×433: Short Headline: Salaam Cricket 2019: Ashwin speaks about Kuldeep and Chahal’s emergenceApp headline: Salaam Cricket 2019: Ashwin speaks about Kuldeep and Chahal’s emergencelast_img read more

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first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 11, 2019 17:55 IST Shikhar Dhawan got hit on his left thumb by a Pat Cummins bouncer during the match against Australia on Sunday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan’s injury means India will have to open with Rohit Sharma and KL RahulRahul batted at the crucial No. 4 position in the first two games for IndiaRishabh Pant, who was in the standbys list, is the frontrunner to replace Dhawan in the squadWith Shikhar Dhawan getting ruled out of the playing XI, the Indian team will be forced to open the batting with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the upcoming World Cup 2019 matches.Cricketer Harbhajan Singh feels the injury blow to Shikhar Dhawan provides a great opportunity for other teams to cash in against India in the upcoming matches of the World Cup 2019.India’s opening combination had fired the team to victories in the first two games with Rohit Sharma and Dhawan both hitting hundreds against the Proteas and the defending champions respectively. But with Dhawan getting ruled out for 3 weeks, Harbhajan feels the other teams that are scheduled to face India next have the perfect opportunity to upset India’s momentum in this tournament.India will be facing New Zealand (June 13), Pakistan (June 16), Afghanistan (June 22), West Indies (June 27), England (June 30), Bangladesh (July 2) and Sri Lanka (July 6) in their remaining games.”Shikhar Dhawan’s injury opens the door for other teams as well. When you see Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, they have been opening for many years and have been extremely successful.Now suddenly Shikhar is not there. You have another opener in KL Rahul but he hasn’t opened in the recent past. It’s going to be a challenge,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today on Tuesday.All-rounder Vijay Shankar is also present in the squad and has been warming the benches till now. But Harbhajan is not very confident of Shankar’s abilities with the bat at No.4.”If Vijay Shankar comes in at No. 4, I don’t feel that confident about the move. I am worried about the No. 4 slot. If you lose 2 wickets in the first 10 overs, then you will have Vijay Shankar. It can happen.advertisement”You have seen many teams losing early wickets in the English conditions. That’s where I am worried. Shankar is a newcomer. He hasn’t performed at this level before. Teams would be looking to crack that door against India and enter in,” Harbhajan said.Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out for 3 weeks on Tuesday after scans revealed a fracture on his left thumb. He had suffered the injury during India’s 36-run victory against Australia in the match at The Oval on Sunday. But Dhawan continued to bat through pain and scored a match-winning 117, earning him the player-of-the-match award as well.But now with Dhawan out of the playing XI, the Indian team will be forced to open the batting with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, who batted at No.4 in the first two matches against South Africa and Australia.Rahul has showed good form at the crucial No.4 position and hit a hundred in the warm-up game against Bangladesh last month. He chipped in with 26 and 11 not out against South Africa and Australia respectively.The Indian team management has now been forced to look at Rishabh Pant as the likely replacement for Dhawan in the squad while Shreyas Iyer’s name is also doing the rounds, according to sources. Pant is the frontrunner as he is in the standbys list. But only time will tell if he comes in the squad and gets slotted in at No.4 straightaway or not.”It’s a good opportunity for Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant to be part of the squad. If anything goes wrong with Shikhar Dhawan for more than 3 weeks, then I would want to pick Pant.”It could be 3 weeks depending on how bad the injury is. They are actually assuming. In the end, it will come down to how Shikhar Dhawan will feel batting with the injured finger. Even if the injury heals, it will depend on him to get fully fit,” Harbhajan Singh said.Also Read | Injured Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup 2019 for 3 weeksAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant or Shreyas Iyer likely to replace injured Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | Pant ideal replacement for injured Dhawan, Rahane not a bad option too: HarbhajanAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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first_imgToday is Arbor Day. Surprised? We don’t blame you. When it comes to underappreciated holidays, Arbor Day is right up there with Flag Day and National Sea Monkey Day (May 16 — look it up). In case you don’t know, Arbor Day is a day on which people all over the world are encouraged to plant and maintain trees. You can hug a few trees if you want, but you should know it doesn’t really do anything for them.If you don’t have the time to plant a tree, we encourage you to make a purchase that will lead to a tree being planted. How can you do that? Well, The Arbor Collective — an aptly named snowboard, skateboard, and clothing brand based in California — has made planting trees an important part of their enterprise.  For every product sold, The Arbor Collective donates to environmentally friendly organizations via their “Returning Roots” program. It should come as no surprise that The Arbor Collective donates to the Arbor Day Foundation; however, the bulk of their donations go to the Hawaiian Legacy Rainforest Initiative, which in turn works to preserve and restore the koa forests of Hawaii. The hardwood from koa trees is extremely sought after, and forests have disappeared as a result. With some help from The Arbor Collective, the HLRI has planted more than 300,000 trees on 800 acres of land. Related: The Manual’s Top Five Cruising LongboardsOf course, The Arbor Collective isn’t just a vessel for charitable giving; they also make dynamite products in an environmentally responsible manner. Their snowboards and skateboards — crafted by a cooperative of designers and artists — can be found in retail stores all over the country. If you’re more of an online shopper, you should check out their beer koozies, whiskey glasses, flasks, and water bottles; as well as their t-shirts, fleeces, headwear, and other kinds of apparel.  Whether you’re a snowboarder, a skateboarder, a guy who likes trees, or all of the above, consider observing Arbor Day with a tasty item from The Arbor Collective. You might as well take care of some trees while you take care of yourself.Check out The Arbor Collective’s online shopFeature image taken by Dustin Damron Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bagslast_img read more

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